Professional Details

Lara Traum
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg,

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108-18 Queens Boulevard, 5th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375


Description of Practice

Lara Traum is a mediator in private practice, offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, and trust and estate matters. Lara is also an attorney, practicing in NY, NJ, and CT. Lara received her JD from the Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, with a Concentration in Family and Matrimonial Law and a Jacob Burns Medal for Scholastic Achievement. She received a BA from NYU. In law school, Lara was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She won first place at national and international Cyberweek eMediation competitions, as well as second place in the Northeast Regional ABA Representation in Mediation Competition. Lara focused her studies on cultural issues in family law mediation. Lara is fluent in Russian and works with members of various cultural communities. Lara is a member of the NYS Council on Divorce Mediation and the NYS Bar Association's Committee on Families and the Law. She is a past member of the NYC Bar Association's ADR and Children and the Law Committees, as well as the FDMC. Lara is also on the Board of Directors of the Townsend Harris High School Alumni Association, and was previously on the Board of COJECO (Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations). Lara's writing on mediation and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Family Court Review. Previously, Lara worked with the Zamir Choral Foundation as a HaZamir choral conductor. She also sang as a soprano and soloist, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.


Private Practice; Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic; First place winner of Cornell's National Cyberweek eMediation Competition (2014); First place winner of Cornell's International Cyberweek eMediation Competition (2015); Second place Northeast regional winner of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition; Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.); New York University (B.A.); Townsend Harris High School


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2012    Adam Berner and Sequoia Stadler    Family Law and Divorce Mediation Training with NYCID (40 hrs)
2015    Robert K. Collins    Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic (100)


Mix of Evaluative and Facilitative, prioritizing the needs of the parties at hand. Every family is different.


1. Private Mediation: $295/hour 2. Moderate Means Mediation: $100/hour [for families with a household income of $20,000-80,000]

Other Information

Lara was raised in Queens, New York and is bilingual in Russian and English.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Bioethics
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Estate Planner
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

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